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  • Future of learning with Lego Challenge

    Creativity and science will come together 9 a.m. Dec. 6, at Clarke Community High School for the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) regional event where teams ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Brimm, Manternach share life-changing Haitian experience

    This is an edited article that was submitted by Osceola Big Chief FFA.“Juniors from Clarke High Scho ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Laugh through life

    Did you know that people who laugh live longer? It’s true.Israel’s King Solomon, one of the wisest m ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Food pantry stock-up planned

    The next Community Make a Difference Day is planned 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.For the food p ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Loebsack: Rural Development Grant will bring faster medical care to rural Iowans

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, recently announced the University of Iowa has received a $498,973 grant from the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telem ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • CCH Auxiliary to host tree lighting Dec. 4

    Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary invites everyone in the community to participate in its first ever tree lighting ceremony 4 p.m. Dec. 4. The ceremony ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Train depot park receives grant for plant restoration, work already in progress

    There’s a new venture chugging along at the Osceola Train Depot right now.Recently, local officials ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Up in smoke

    Weeks after the devastating fire at Osceola Farm & Home, the losses keep adding up.Ty Wheeler, Osceo ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • City council looks into potential Newbury Living senior housing project

    New housing options could be on the rise in Osceola.A huge topic of discussion at the Nov. 18 Osceol ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Loebsack encourages students to apply for spring internships

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, recently announced that his office is now accepting applications from Iowa college students to participate in a Con ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • Iowa Learning Farms to host cover crops workshop Nov. 25 in Truro

    TRURO — Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), as part of the Iowa Cover Crops Working Group, will host a cover crops workshop 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Quitline Iowa offers support for Great American Smokeout participants

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans who need help quitting smoking or using smokeless tobacco of a great incentive to enroll in ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • LCHC to kick off holiday season Festival of Trees

    CHARITON — LCHC is decking the hall with beautifully adorned trees and wreaths that will be up for auction at the third annual Festival of Trees Satur ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Fry re-elected to Republican leadership

    Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, was re-elected as assistant majority leader in the Iowa House.Fry was rece ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Clarke children ready to perform

    It’s time to get into the holiday spirit.Twenty five local children will take to Clarke Community Hi ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • LCHC seeking vendors/crafters for Festival of Trees

    CHARITON — Lucas County Health Center will hold its third annual Festival of Trees Saturday, Nov. 29.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • AIB College of Business representative to meet with Clarke students

    Angie Eilander, an admissions executive from AIB College of Business in Des Moines, will be available to meet with prospective students at 11:15 a.m. ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Get connected

    It’s like Clarke County is going for the triple crown — in economic development.Lt. Gov. Kim Reynold ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Congressman Loebsack representative to hold office hours throughout south central Iowa

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, will have a member of his staff in southern Iowa for open office hours.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • The public invited to ‘Behold’ folk concert

    Osceola United Methodist Church welcomes Trish and Richard Bruxvoort Colligan 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, for a concert open to the public.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • 'Have we found it yet?'

    A hands-on presentation at the annual third grade field day is learning how to use a GPS.The student ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • FFA members attend district conference

    Each year, the South Central District and Iowa FFA officers plan and facilitate Greenhand Fire Up Conferences for FFA members in the south central dis ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • CCHS to peform ‘Annie’

    Students from Clarke Community High School will perform the musical “Annie” this week.The shows are ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • CCH now offers total joint replacements

    Clarke County Hospital now offers total knee and hip replacements within the South Central Iowa community.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Blood drive scheduled

    In the midst of the hustle bustle, it’s important to take a moment and remember that some of the best gifts don’t cost anything, and they can have a p ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Serving globally

    For Bishop John Wesley Yohanna, Iowa and Nigeria are partners in Christ. They’re linked by the work people do to help to transform the lives of Nigeri ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Teacher spotlight

    Editor’s note: This is a continuation of the “Teacher Spotlight” series.There are some “tricks of th ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 27. What's your favorite holiday pie?
    Sweet potato